Snowdays and Giveaways

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It was touch and go for awhile there–they didn’t announce it until 7:30, but we got our longed for snow day this morning. When I woke up at around 2:30 am it was still raining, so I was quite suprised to see everything blanketed in white when the sun came up.
So, for all of you who went to work today, here is my “What I did On My Snow Day List”

1. Stood outside in a blanket and a bathrobe taking pictures of the house (below).
2. Watched my kids throw snowballs at each other.
3. Witnessed the birth of a snow midget (also below).
4. Made snow ice cream.
5. Drank twice as much coffee as usual. Mmmmm!
6. Appeased the kids by watching two episodes of ICarly with them.
7. Had a nice game of Scrabble, the non-sedentary, testosterone-laced version that results when you play with two elementary aged boys and their father, which means that it is impossible to come up with a word unless you’re hanging upside down from the top of the sofa or discovering new projectile uses for the tiles.
8. Worked on an essay, “Once More to the Workshop,” that is due to the editor on Monday. I’ll be driving hard on it between now and then, but I made significant progress today.
9. Had soup for lunch. Campbell’s Butternut Squash. Mmm.
10. Walked 30 minutes on the treadmill.
11. Emailed back and forth about several writing project issues, including our upcoming inservice in Sheridan and talked with people who want to start a site in Jonesboro.
12. And, drumroll please, decided on another giveaway. My generous mother gave me Naomi Epel’s The Observation Deck for my birthday not knowing I already had it (it was actually one of our summer institute books in the writing project several years ago). It’s a great kit for writers of all ages, with a journal, a notebook of inspirations and cards to extend them. I’ll give it away in a drawing from anyone who posts between now and March 31!

Unfortunately, it’s already started to melt.
Oh well.
Bye y’all
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8 responses to “Snowdays and Giveaways

  1. Grr, I don’t know how it looks on reader’s screens, but even though I resized and rotated the pictures on photobucket, my pictures are all out of whack. Well, I’ll just hope they’re the right size on yours.

  2. The pictures are perfect. Oh my. The old house in the snow.

  3. Karin

    Ooooh… I love old houses and porches– snow is nice too.

  4. Great pictures! Snow days are the best! We don’t get them alot here in Colorado because they seem to think we should all be driving in it! Silly people….

  5. tim

    I need a snow day! I’m glad you had fun.

  6. Cindi Hoppes

    Thanks for sharing your snow days. My son has been off of school because of snow for two days now. Cindi

  7. Mike

    Steph, we went swimming and then I went on to school. Vilonia still hadn’t called it. Cindy finally called me as I was heading down the hill past E. German lane. We hung out, ate at Mean Bean and I got ready for class that evening which was not cancelled. I enjoyed the day, but now our students’ last day is June 1!

  8. I LOVE Campbell’s Butternut Squash Soup. I wish I would have thought of that! Ah, well, I had leftover calzone from Due Amiche. Two of them will last for days, so I figured it was good being-snowed-in food.

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